K-4 Visitation D.A.R.E.
Since implementation of D.A.R.E. in Virginia, over a million students in Kindergarten through 4th grade have received supplemental visitation lessons. During the 2015-2016 school year, over 31,000 students received visitation instruction from D.A.R.E. Officers visiting their classrooms. This includes public, private, and parochial schools across the Commonwealth. The emphasis of the K-4 lessons is to assist D.A.R.E. officers in educating children to help keep them safe, drug free, and to teach them to recognize, avoid and report situations that may endanger their personal health and safety. The following lessons are presented as visitation lessons:
SECTION I: KINDERGARTEN AND GRADES 1 AND 2
- Lesson: Being Safe
Grades 1 and 2
- Lesson 1: Personal Safety
- Lesson 2: Drugs: Helpful or Harmful?
- Lesson 3: Learning to Say NO
- Lesson 4: Dealing With Angry Feelings
Study Prints 1-20
- Protecting Our Children
- Helping to Keep Them Safe
- Drug-Free, and Violence-Free
SECTION II: GRADES 3 AND 4
- Lesson 1: Laws and Rules to Keep Us Safe
- Lesson 2: Drugs May Help or Harm
- Lesson 3: Saying No to Drug Offers
- Lesson 4: Handling Conflicts
- Lesson 5: Avoid Gangs and Gang Violence
The current K-4 curriculum has not been revised but is under consideration for revision at the completion of the high school revision.